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  1. a person who avoids reality by becoming absorbed in entertainment or fantasy:I, for one, am an escapist, so pondering whether an anime series is "looking out into the world" isn't something I concern myself with.

  2. a person who tries or manages to get out of captivity; an escape artist or escapee:In 1864, the celebrated prison escapist Hamilton tunneled his way to freedom with 60 other captured Union officers.

  1. avoiding reality through entertainment or fantasy, or enabling people to do so:His childhood taste for cowboy adventures and escapist films like Tarzan gave way to an admiration for realist European directors.

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Words Nearby escapist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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